Suffering is a normal part of the human experience. It can drive personal growth, inspire novel ideas, incite solutions, fuel creativity, and—in problematic situations—precipitate change.

The act of suffering can often strengthen us and contribute to a sense of meaning and purpose. Sometimes, however, suffering does not serve any practical cause. To the contrary, mental and emotional suffering can have the opposite effect, often hindering one from pursuing his or her goals and dreams or from achieving a sense of vibrancy.

Mental and emotional suffering can be complex, and subtle in effect—dampening the senses, tempering joy, fueling self-sabotage, and limiting success within personal relationships and professional pursuits. This lurking impact can often manifest as stagnation, keeping individuals from leading a life of vibrancy or from realizing full potential. Most tragic of all, perhaps, is that some of the most profound suffering is often experienced alone, even within the most highly populated cities.



Each of us has our own life-story. Some of our experiences we feel comfortable sharing with others, while some remain deeply private. Dr. Otonichar respects the sanctity, as well as the confidentiality, of the doctor-patient relationship.

As a physician and therapist, Dr. Otonichar believes that mental health is characterized by flexibility and fluidity of thought and intention. He takes a balanced and gentle approach in his treatment style and is careful to gauge and work with each of his patients wherever each may be. He enjoys helping his patients in their work to live more authentically and vibrantly.

Dr. Otonichar has treated a wide range of individuals. He is comfortable working with those who simply no longer feel as fulfilled as well as those who struggle with more debilitating mental health problems such as psychosis or major mood episodes. He has helped his patients with excessive worry, low self-esteem, stress, low mood, challenging life-circumstances, and those who merely feel stressed or overwhelmed.

Dr. Otonichar is experienced in treating those with anxiety disorders, narcissistic personality, adjustment disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses, addictions, panic disorder, complex PTSD, and other personality disorders.

He is meticulous with his use of medications and works carefully to try to help his patients unlock underlying patterns that may perpetuate a sense of stagnation. While he readily offers the use of medications if and when they may be helpful, he has often found talk therapy to be one of the most effective ways to achieve enduring change.